Sunday, July 25, 2010

not wanting to try new things

Sometimes (ok, a lot of times) i decide in advance that i don't want to try something new.  Reasons  - too much trouble, not necessary, takes too much time to learn.... etc.  And, sometimes, after trying a new something, i find it was fun and/or i like it! 

I've sewn since i was about 8 years old.  I've enjoyed many aspects of sewing with a major emphasis on making quilts (started making quilts in 1976).  I shunned the practice of machine embroidery until early spring of this year.  Now, i am sad that i didn't try it sooner.  It's SO MUCH FUN!  I am lucky that someone persuaded me to take a class that i really didn't want to take.  I still have so much to learn with regards to embroidery on the machine and creating/adjusting designs. But, now I can see value in working thru what is for me a large learning curve.